>tfw Sobel was an unreasonable hard ass
>tfw Easy Company never would have been what they were without Sobel being a hardass
Is he the Jew America needed but didn't deserve?
>In the late 1960s, Sobel shot himself in the head with a small-caliber pistol. The bullet entered his left temple, passed behind his eyes, and exited out the other side of his head. This severed his optic nerves and left him blind. He was later moved to a VA assisted living facility in Waukegan, Illinois. Sobel resided there for his last seventeen years until his death due to malnutrition on September 30, 1987. No services were held for Sobel after his death.
People tend to like it less because it's much more exhausting to watch and romanticizes the war a lot less. Honestly despite being about they same war they're not really comparable. They both set out to do two different things and they both do it well.
>US WAR HERO
>just left to starve to death
too preachy. decent story and it was nice to hear about something other then D-day for once, but it was like a whiny high school faggot cutting his wrists and demanding you give him attention. Every 15 minutes somebody had a nervous breakdown or killed themselves or went insane to beat you over the head with how bad the pacific theatre was. Then there was the whole love story in Australia that wasn't needed.
Overall 7/10, good but BOB was better
You has till oh-dark-hunnid to unfuck yaself
>it's a Sixta molests children episode
The production values of BoB is far above that of GK.
And if we're talking about miniseries then From the Earth to the Moon is certainly up there
The real Winters looks more like Hollywoodized / based on true events version than the actor.
tfw they finally got ol' Guarnere
Are there any Band of Brothers who are still alive?
DAE think Lieutenant Dike is a bad company leader too? he is never around and never brings the banter
Also my boss at work is really friendly and always asks how my kids are so I'll happily work weekends off the clock for him when he needs, he buys me a six pack sometimes.
I ASKED A FUCKING QUESTION
IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE SPAGHETTI MEME?
Actually IRL Dike was fucking based. He only stopped his attack on Carantan because he was wounded multiple times by machine gun fire and according to Lipton was "falling apart." Physically. He was reassigned to division afterwards because of his wounds.
Before that, he personally dragged three of his wounded men out of enemy fire.
Sorry, not Carantan, Foy.
>In September 1944, during Operation Market Garden, Dike, who was assigned as the assistant S-2 (Intelligence Officer) of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, jumped into the Netherlands. Dike was awarded a Bronze Star for his action at Uden, Holland, with the 101st Airborne Division between 23 and 25 September 1944, in which he "organized and led scattered groups of parachutists in the successful defense of an important road junction on the vital Einhoven (sic)-Arnhem Supply Route against superior and repeated attacks, while completely surrounded."
>Winters later wrote of Dike as being an inexperienced officer who, his superiors believed, needed exposure to the front line. Lieutenant Edward Shames did not believe that Dike and some other officers were concerned about casualties but did not explain the basis for his opinion. Dike acquired the pejorative nickname of "Foxhole Norman" among the members of Easy Company.
>Dike was awarded a second Bronze Star for his action at Bastogne, in which "he personally removed from an exposed position, in full enemy view, three wounded members of his company, while under intense small arms fire" on 3 January 1945.
>In preparation for the 13 January 1945 attack on Foy, Belgium, E Company was attached to the 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR
>Carwood Lipton, at that time the company's first sergeant, described Dike as having "fallen apart." Clancy Lyall stated that he saw that Dike had been wounded in his right shoulder and that it was the wound, not panic, that caused Dike to stop. Winters sent First Lieutenant Ronald Speirs to relieve Dike of his responsibility for the attack and complete it. Dike returned to the rear in the company of a medic; Winters ignored Dike. Foy was secured by 1300 hours.
Seems to me he was a fresh officer hated by the "old guard" and did the best he could. Probably suffered massive blood loss which affected his judgement.
WHO THE FUCK SAID THAT?
WHO'S THE SLIMY-LITTLE-COMMUNIST-SHIT-TWINKLE-TOED-COCKSUCKER DOWN HERE, WHO JUST SIGNED HIS OWN DEATH WARRANT?!
This was honestly the biggest problem I had with the series. Both Dyke and Blithe were based as fuck irl, no idea why they made them cucks for no reason.
le concentration camp wasn't even in the early editions of the Ambrose book
>tfw you're the grandson of a paratrooper who served in a unit that saw a shitload more action than those dudes but nobody's ever heard of it
Blithe becomes based though
>totally out of his depth
>coach winters gets him in the game
>fire your weapon blithe!
>takes the flower of the true warrior from the German he killed
>starts volunteering for patrols when no one else will
>you're the son of a submariner that served on the single most damaged submarine in the navy to fight and make it back to port without sinking
>Das Boot was like one single combat patrol for him
His irl life was so fucking comfy though
>"Blithe eventually recovered and received the Purple Heart, but was unable to return to duty. He was eventually released on 8 October 1945 and found a job in Philadelphia for Westinghouse Electric. The Army stayed with him, however, and he reenlisted on 28 March 1949. He was discharged on 27 March 1952, but he reenlisted again on 24 March 1954. He won his Masters Parachutist Badge on 13 May and served with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in post-war Korea. He eventually married a woman named Kay, had a son named Gordon and a daughter."